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Do you have to pray or have hands laid on to receive the Holy Spirit?

When the apostles in Jerusalem heard that Samaria had accepted the word of God, they sent Peter and John to Samaria. When they arrived, they prayed for the new believers there that they might receive the Holy Spirit, because the Holy Spirit had not yet come on any of them; they had simply been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. Then Peter and John placed their hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit. Acts 8:14-17
            This practice of laying on of hands to receive the Holy Spirit only appears in the book of Acts.  People actually receive the Holy Spirit at the moment of their salvation.
 And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession—to the praise of his glory. Ephesians 1:13-14
            In the book of Acts, the Holy Spirit just arrived at Pentecost (Acts 2) in Jerusalem and word about the Spirit spread to the others.  So people who had believed in Jesus earlier had not believed with the Holy Spirit bonus yet.  In Acts 8, Peter and John went to Samaria to give them the full upgrade.
            Paul encountered other believers in Corinth.
While Apollos was at Corinth, Paul took the road through the interior and arrived at Ephesus. There he found some disciples and asked them, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?”
They answered, “No, we have not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit.”
So Paul asked, “Then what baptism did you receive?”
“John’s baptism,” they replied.
Paul said, “John’s baptism was a baptism of repentance. He told the people to believe in the one coming after him, that is, in Jesus.” On hearing this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. When Paul placed his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came on them, and they spoke in tongues and prophesied.  Acts 19:1-6
            In all these cases, they were believers, but they did not know anything about the Holy Spirit.  Now they did.  It doesn’t need to be a two-step process today, but it needed to be back then to get everyone fully onboard as all the information about the Holy Spirit was revealed.